One enterprising (or cruel) prankster at an airport in Dublin has begun to prey on peoples’ inability to keep their phone charged when traveling – which can be incredibly frustrating – by putting up stickers of fake power outlets that travelers then try to plug things into and get frustrated, much to the amusement of onlookers and those in the know about the prank.
People who regularly use their phones while traveling know just how difficult it can be to keep everything charged and ready to go. So when we get to airports, generally the first thing we seek out is a power outlet to charge our various devices—which are probably all down to one percent.
One prankster is taking advantage of our desperate need to keep our phones and devices charged so we can let the world pass by with our faces in our screens. At an airport in Dublin, the prankster carried out their master plan: putting up stickers of fake outlets. They look pretty realistic, so anyone sitting by one can watch a stream of people, all excited that they finally found an empty outlet, try to plug in their devices and fail.
Twitter user Jack Hogan demonstrated the stickers, posting a video of the very realistic decal and how his plug just wouldn’t go into the outlet, Dublin Live reported. This isn’t a new prank, though. People have been getting tricked by fake outlets for several years, back when two friends began putting up the stickers and sitting back to watch what happened.
Fake power at Dublin airport pic.twitter.com/dua1eUOOaL
— Submerging Artist (@jacktomhogan) April 9, 2019
[Image Source: Screenshot from Jay Karl]